Girl, 6, survives fall from 6th storey

Girl, 6, survives fall from 6th storey

Two days after a seven-year-old boy fell to his death at Aljunied Crescent after being left alone at home, a six-year-old girl plunged six storeys from a unit at Yishun - and survived.

Neighbours found her lying conscious but in pain on a grass patch at Block 459, Yishun Avenue 11, on Saturday evening.

Her parents were not home at the time and realised she had fallen only when they returned to the block with their shopping.

Neighbours said the girl was an only child.

The police were alerted at 7.42pm and the girl was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital in an ambulance, said a spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

The New Paper understands that the girl is in stable condition.

Miss Kamalia, 17, a student who lives on a second-storey unit above the spot where the girl fell, said she had arrived home with her mother at about 7.30pm when they heard a commotion downstairs.

Said Miss Kamalia, who goes by one name: "It is usually noisy, but we heard people shouting loudly. My mother looked out of our living room window and cried out to me that there was a Chinese girl lying on the ground downstairs.

"When I looked out the window, I saw that the girl's nose was bleeding. She was in pyjamas and holding a small pillow and a stuffed toy in her arms."

Miss Kamalia and her mother rushed downstairs. They found the girl sobbing softly and groaning in pain. Miss Kamalia's mother, Madam Rashida, 49, asked the girl where she lived. The girl replied that she lived on the sixth storey.

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